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Frequently Asked Questions

Information for prospective and admitted students from the Office of Admission regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Incoming students should visit the University's Fall 2020 website for updates and Frequently Asked Questions Updated July 30, 2020.



Can I still apply for admission to Puget Sound for fall 2020?

Yes, you can still submit a transfer or first-year application for admission to Puget Sound via the Common App. We invite you to attend a virtual information session and connect with a counselor to find out more about studying with us.

Will COVID-19 impact admission operations or the timing of admission notifications?

The Office of Admission is currently operating remotely, and we are available to continue reviewing applications, answering questions, and offering support. We are continuing as scheduled with admission decision releases and financial aid notifications.

What do I do if my SAT, ACT, IB, or AP exam has been canceled and I can no longer submit scores?

We understand that many test centers have suspended operations, and we are happy to work with you to accommodate your situation. If you are unable to submit current SAT scores, please reach out to your admission counselor for assistance. If your AP or IB tests have been cancelled, don’t worry. Test cancellations will not impact your admission or financial aid offers, and we encourage you to focus on completing graduation requirements and staying well.

Puget Sound is also test-optional, which means applicants do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores.

How do I send transcripts and other documents if my school is closed?

If you don’t have access to an official transcript, we will temporarily accept an unofficial electronic transcript from you or your school counselor until an official one becomes available. If you do not have access to an unofficial transcript, please contact us so we can work with you individually.

Can I schedule a visit to campus?

We hope you’ll explore our online information sessions and virtual tour, since in-person campus tours and information sessions are canceled until further notice. Campus will re-open as soon as it is safe to do so, and Puget Sound will continue to update the COVID-19 response page with the latest updates.  

Can I still talk with an admission counselor?

Yes, you can reach out to your regional admission counselor by phone or email or schedule a one-on-one video call. Live chat is available on our website and you can also contact the Office of Admission at 253.879.3211 or We are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time.